The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Noida authority to resubmit affidavits regarding the relocation plans of banks and nursing homes, which are facing sealing, by March 23.
The apex court has postponed the hearing to March 23 for final verdict.
It had earlier ordered the authority to submit the affidavits by March 12. But the authority needed more time as the banks and nursing homes in question had not submitted the affidavits. The authority also needs time to ascertain whether the banks, which did not file the affidavits then have already shifted or not abided by the order.
“The apex court has asked us to resubmit a detailed report on shifting plans of banks and nursing homes,” said SK Dwivedi, CEO, Noida authority.
The authority, meanwhile, said sealing drive against commercial units, banks and nursing homes in non-confirming areas of the city would resume from Monday.
In its earlier drives, the authority had sealed two commercial establishments in sectors 19 and 20. It had also inspected banks in sectors 12, 19, 20, 21, and 56, which had already relocated to commercial areas.
The sealing drive was halted on Friday due to the court hearing and Noida Employees’ Association elections. “But sealing in non-confirming areas would resume from Monday,” said an official, requesting anonymity.
However, other stakeholders say the authority misled the court about the affidavits.
“If the last date of filing affidavits for the authority was March 12, then why did it delay? This case may linger on due to the authority’s lethargic functioning and we will suffer,” said Rohit Sapra, general secretary, Bank Premises Association.